From the technical details behind "Star Wars" to eloquent explanations of astrophysical topics and the compelling tales of women in space, we've compiled the best space books that are on Amazon and on sale right now — just in time for Prime Day. We'll update this page throughout Amazon Prime Day with more deals for space fans as we see them, so don't forget to check back period to see what we find! [Amazon Prime Day 2018: The Best Space Deals to Watch]
Prime Day officially starts Monday (July 16) at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) — though the early deals have already begun — and it ends on Wednesday (July 18) at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT). The deals are only available to people with an Amazon Prime account. Prime costs $119 per year, but users can try it free for 30 days.
"The Right Stuff"
In the classic book "The Right Stuff," author Tom Wolfe gets into the heads of test pilots and some of NASA's first astronauts. He tells the tale of humankind's journey to the moon from the personal and unique perspective of the people putting everything on the line to make it happen. The book is on sale for $10.44, or 42% off from a regular price of $18.
"Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide"
"Solo: A Star Wars Story The Official Guide" is the perfect book for any "Star Wars" superfan. It walks the reader through every detail of the characters, technology, and story of "Solo: A Star Wars Story." It's on sale for $14.99, which is 32% off from the usual price of $21.
"Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story"
"Art of Solo: A Star Wars Story" is a beautiful book that showcases the concept art, design evolution, storyboards, production paintings, and other unforgettable images behind "Solo: A Star Wars Story." It's on sale for $25.47, or 36% off from $40.
An instant classic, "The Martian" has quickly become one of the most-loved science fiction books of all time. Adapted to film, this story is a hilarious, scientific, unforgettable adventure. It's on sale for $10.19, which is 32% off from the regular price of $15.
"Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space"
"Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space" is filled with stunning illustrations and the stories of some of the women who have been unstoppable, integral pioneers in space exploration. From NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson to Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson, who were featured in the hit film Hidden Figures, this book is a beautiful testament to women in space. It's on sale for $15.85, or 21% off from $19.99.
"Margaret and the Moon"
"Margaret and the Moon" is an enchanting children's novel that tells the story of Margaret Hamilton, the NASA mathematician who handwrote the code that made it possible for us to get to the moon. It's on sale for $12.59, or 30% off from the usual price of $17.99.
"Astrophysics for People in a Hurry"
"Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" is the perfect companion for anyone looking to explore the wonders of astrophysics — no PhD required. Author Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down complex topics and makes them accessible and exciting. It's on sale for $11.37 (40% off from $18.95).
"Rise of the Rocket Girls"
"Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars" tells the incredible true tale of the women who took us to space. Perfect for fans of Hidden Figures. It's on sale for $9.98, or 41% off from the usual price of $16.99.
"The Illustrated Brief History of Time"
"The Illustrated Brief History of Time," by famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, is an international classic. Opening the world's eyes to the incredible inner workings of the universe, this book advanced public understanding in a way unparalleled. First published in 1988, this version is updated and expanded. It's on sale for $23.98, which is 40% off from the usual price of $40.
"Cosmos" is one of the best-selling science books ever — and with good reason. Author Carl Sagan makes the universe personal and accessible with this legendary book. This version even includes a new foreword by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. It's on sale for $8.64, 52% off from $18.
"Little Kids First Big Book of Space"
"Little Kids First Big Book of Space," a National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books, is a colorful book that makes space exciting and simple — perfect for all young readers. It's on sale for $11.96, or 20% off from the regular price of $14.95.
"Star Trek The Official Guide to Our Universe: The True Science Behind the Starship Voyages"
Perfect for any "Star Trek" fan, ”Star Trek The Official Guide to Our Universe: The True Science Behind the Starship Voyages" breaks down the real science behind the incredible adventures of the crew aboard the Starship Enterprise. This book comes complete with a foreword by William Shatner, Captain Kirk himself. It's on sale for $15.32, or 39% off from the usual price of $24.95.